Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 21, 1902, EDITORIAL SHEET, Page 17, Image 17
THE OMAHA DAILY TIEE: SUNDAY, DECEMDEll 21, 1P02. 17 i m.Tiiwwiin. l ia r., j a Orchard & Wilhelm (2arpet Qo. 1414'16 1820 Douqlas Street, Omaha. Undoubtedly (he largest assortment of worthy and appropriate pieces for the Christinas giving are here. Isr: The Christian world bu an undying !n terest in tha little tows of Bethlehem, Judea, aod at Christmas day draws uear how natural that our thought ahould turn In the direction of that historic and aacred city. My Jouroey from Jerusalem to Beth lehem ten yeara ago In company with a dozen other on horaeback la atlll green In my memory. It was. a delightful ride amidst tha moat thrilling scenes and aasocla tlona. It should ba remembered that the people and country of Palestine are much the aame today at la the time of Christ r In the day of David, J. COO yeara ago; kenoe tha Interest and profit of a visit to that land today by Chrlatlan people. The Inhabitant of the land atlll journey on foot or ride on donkey and camel, a In the olden time. You may now aee two person altting on the ground faring earn other and grinding at the old band atone mill, aa In the time of our Savior. The road from Jerusalem to Rethlebem la eicellent and runa through a picturesque country. The country waa at Ita best when X aaw It, having Just came out of the aprtng rains and clothed in IU richest garmenta. Thewhlte macadamized ro 1 running through a land of rich and beautiful green looked like a broad, white chalk mark acroaa a green Brussels carpet. Good roads are In dicative of civilization, but Paleatlne has few of the former and little of the latter. Thla lovely road to Bethlehem waa not made by the Indolent native Araba, but by the more enterprising Franciscan monks. Traveling over thla fine road made me think of the great roads Rome built in many places of Ha empire, aome of which I had recently aeen, particularly the Applan way, remalna of which are, atlll to be aeen after more than 1,000 yeara of use. Thla road to Bethlehem la one of the moat aacred and historic of earth. Ruth and Naomi, living In the neighborhood of Bethlehem, had doubtlcaa trodden It many tlmea, aa alro bad Boat, who married Ruth. Abraham must have taken thla route aa he Journeyed to Jerusalem from the south to offer Isaac on Mount Morlah. Jacob would naturally have taken the aame, going from father'a home to hla Uncle Laban'a la the far northeast. David and Solomon must often have Journeyed thla way, alnce the former waa born at Bethlehem and the lat ter bad famoua poola of water aomewhat la that direction. The wlae men In going from Jerusalem to Bethlehem would take thla very road, aa did Joseph and the virgin when going to Bethlehem to be taxed, and also when they returned to Jerusalem to present the young child to the Lord In the temple. One haa peculiar thoughta and feelings Journeying over a road at once ao fclstorlo and aacred. A Point of Traditional Interest. A short distance from Jerusalem we came to where tradition aaya the "star of the east" reappeared unto the magi, which tra dition la not out of harmony with the acrlp ture account of the aame. General Lew Wallace In hla Immortal "Ben Hur" telle of the atrange meeting of three men, one each from India, Ferala and Greece, on the plalna of Arabia, and that a atar auddenly appeared to them when they mounted their white camela and one after another atarted after the star which went before, looking like specter fleeing from their ahadowa. The nature of thla atar haa been varloualy viewed by different writers, aoma holding It waa a sort of Jack-o'-lantern, other that It waa a conjunction of planeta or a real star, while othera conaldered It the holy ghost or a atar mado by the Lord for that apeclal occasion. Whatever It waa, whether naturo or revelation, it led to the Christ of history. Just aa all thlnga were Intended to do. We have now reached the grave of Rachel, a plain, arched, houselike tomb by the wayside. Thla devoted wife waa accompanying her husband, Jacob, back to hla old home, when abe died here en route, and here abe waa burled. It haa alwaya seemed to me that It waa sad that thla noble woman'a body ahould have to aleep In thla lonely place and In a strange land, tnatead of with the dust of her loved ones at her old home. But It la often the eaae that people muat be burled In a atrange land or In the deep blue sea. How tenderly our government cared tor its soldiers who died In the Philippines and Cuba, bringing home aa many of them as possible to be hurled In their native land near their friends and loved ones. Here I David's well la the suburbs of Bethlehem. Abundance of good water waa often aa object in Paleatlne, because of 1 fX. AMpEEKSre Give point to tha fact that exceaaiv or irregular eating disturb the digestion. Via utmare or night hag haa it'a day tima correspondence In tha undue fullneea' after eating, with tha belchinps and our or bitter rising to often experienced after too haaty or too hearty eating. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery cure dvspepsia and other diseases of tha atomach and it allied organs of diges tion and nutrition. When these diseasea are cured, tha whole body share in the increased strength derived from food properly digested rod perfectly aaatmil-au-d. Vour Geldea Medical Dtacovery sad Dr. Catarrh Re tardy hare b of grot kruttU lu m. writes trrof) Flaaaat A. Olinr, of Viol, ru'.toa Co.. Ark. cfor I hm4 the tov luc-iiuuucd rwmctitca my sleep waa mot 'uu4 ; diy-tioa bad: a cnctiauJ faeltag of puvry. l'puw frl Uk a bew maa. Any ooe i kd ai mrilicml traloiaut fur aaaal catarrh 1 do no bucr than to take treatment of i-t a V. rim I know hia medicines are all I 4 :i i lliu claw o ducaaea. ; , tacuiea a dealer tempted by the Xl'.v.e ciore profit paid on the aale of leaa i;.r. j, u.ur. medicines will offer tha cua to p.-r substitute aa being "just aa 1" as the "Discovery." It ia better' t . Liin br-cause it paya better, but it ia i. t ...! for you, if vou want tha l . i.c that ka cured otbeta, aad v u vm j believe will cure yen. i . !;-'SV Pleasant PeUetl clean t' .ri system ftom accumulated i. . Being a description of a visit to the Holy Land In the year 1901. Article written for tha Christ mas Number of the Twent'cth Century Farmer and reproduced by permission. which fart Jacob made a great well or cistern In Samaria to catch the rains and melting snows from Mount Gerlzlm, which well still bears the name of thla Illustrious old patriarch. Thla la the well from which David so much craved a drink when cut oft from It by the I'hllllstlncs. There la no place like home and no water ts quite so sweet os that which come from the old homo well, over which hung "the old oaken bucket, the Iron bound bucket." Three of David' braveat men broke through the ranka of the enemy and brought their king a drink from this well, but this act so touched the heart of David with a sense of gratitude and unworthlnesa that he did not feel he could drink the water at so great a cost. Now rise before our admiring and ador ing gaze the Justly famoua village of Bethlehem, so old, so historic snd so sacred. Crowning tho summit of two knolls and neBtllng among the terraced vineyards, the olive and orange grovea. shrubbery and flowers, one can hardly wonder that Bet'.lc hem haa been called the "perfection of beauty." Aa a bird builds ita neat among the Ivy vines under the leave of a house, so Bethlehem nestles among the hills and vines and trees and flower. It la a long-drawn-out town of white limestone housea, without a single brick or frame building In It. I think the same 1 true of all the cltlea of Paleatlne. There are about 500 aquare ahaped houses In the city of Bethle hem and perhaps 4,000 Inhabitants. How charming ia aome of the aeenery around thla place. There Is no more beautiful natural scenery on earth than aome por tions of the Holy Land. The graceful, and .beautiful women of Bethlehem have become proverbial for their good looks, a fact which baa ever attraoted the attention of nearly all tourist there. This I a Christian city. In which, it I said, not a Jew, or. Mohammedan resides. The only other town In Paleatlne which la really Christian Is Nazareth, though it ia not absolutely ao, aa ia Bethlehem. Ita women are handaome, also. Christianity la not only productive of beautiful char acters, but beautiful phyalcal featurea. America, the most Christian country of the Packing Christmas Boxes "Ever help send off Christmas boxee. Jim?" asked the senior partner, who la married. "Not that anyone ever beard -of," an swered the Junior, who la single. "You don't know . what you've missed," replied the married man. "Why, If I wa out of a Job at this season of the year I'd start out with an equipment something like this: Three weights of wrapping paper; ditto string; a table of mall and express rates; some excelsior for packing; a pastepot and patience." The bachelor looked puasled. His partner stopped to light a fresh cigar. "I'd go from house to bouse, doing up Christmas parcels for women. The season la necessarily short, but I'll wager I could work eighteen hours a day and within a week some appreciative husband would offer me a life Job. "Ton see. It's this way. Sunday evening at our house haa always been dedicated to rest and reading, but laat night, Juat as I got comfortably aettled, my wife bustled Into the room wttb that expreaalon on her face which cornea but once a year and then. Juat before Christmas. " "Theodore, dear,' she said, 'I do wish you'd paok that box for Seattle. It must go tomorrow.' (My hero was bunting for bis sword Just at this point and I clung to the book.) 'I think I've done my duty la buying the things, especially aa Harry la your brother. Tou might at least pack them.' "That touch of martyrdom won out. Down went my book. 'Trot out your stuff 1 I said, cheerfully. "Jim, there are Just Ave people In Harry's .family, .but In two minute our library table looked like a bargain counter. And behind the meas sat my wife, her lap full of white tlaaue paper, and red and green ribbons and sprsys of holly. 1 told her that the flrat thing I needed was a box, and she suggested the box I keep my trousers in. Now that box Is ona of my weak points. I don't know what It originally contained and I den't care, but It's the beat receptacle for trousers I ever aaw; Just the right length snd wldtn, ana It slide under the bed to perfection. "I refused to sacrifice my box, and w compromised on the paateboard concent that my laat suit came home in. It was one of those things with Saps on the cor ners which double up like an envelope oa the slightest provocation. We finally de cided to paste the Cape, and I held each one till It dried. "Heavy paper? There wasa't a decent OUT OP TUB ORDINART. Spsrkllng and clear la the city water In New Tork. but they took thirty-three dead eels out of one main the other day and one was three feet long. Mrs. Lucy A. Clough of Boston cele brated her ninety-first birthday recently and baked fourteen plea aa a contribution to the refreshments for the party. Romeo Cooper, a St. Louis boy of 7 years, while eating raw oystera the other day found a pearl between hla teeth which hla narenta took to a jeweler and sold for $50. The boy that wss born to Mr. and Mrs. T. l.unn of Mammoth Springs. Mo., re cently makes the twenty-fourth in that family for whom Santa Claus muat make provision. Tha oldest armorer in the t'nlted States, still In the employ of the government, la benjamin tlobbs of Springfield, Mass. He haa been working there for more than fifty years. The rlty of New Tork does a little In the agricultural Una occasionally. Thus $1K2.10 nas been received from the net pro ceeds of an auction sale of apples held on the new Croton ani division of the new aqueduct. It haa been transmitted to the city chamberlain for the credit of the water fund. A man waa arrested recently near Bask ing Ridge, N. J., for violating the game laws. "1 lie constable who arreated the man called up Justice Bow.ra by telephone. His honor beard the evidence over the wire and fined the offender $J0 and costs, which was paid. Paul Kruger In his memoirs tells the story of a secretary ahum he punished for beii.g drunk bv tying him to a wagon wherl. purlng the night $.000 KaRlrs and about 4.VU0 Zulus attacked 1'ie bor camp and were not drive eft till daybreak. The secretary s ept so soundly that he noticed nothing of the fight, and the neat day, wban he at laat awoke, he looked around lu astonishment and eaked: "Have you Seopie bees CatiUaa during tha UsUlf . globe, has, It Is raid, the moat handsome people In the world, and I believe it. There Is no telling how much Greece, whose people were so handome and whose philosophy In aome particulars ao nearly aproached the truth, aa found in our acrlpturrs espe cially as It relates to the Incarnation bor rowed from the Hebrews, or unconsciously absorbed from them, to affect not only their Ideaa, but their physical appearance. The women of Christian countries are not only Indebted to Christianity for their so cial standing and most of their comforts and enjoyments, but for their physical beauty and Intellectual attractions as well. In all this, snd In other higher ways, woman owes a debt of gratitude to the Chrlatlan religion to Him who was born at Bethlehem which she never can repay. But how tame la all the natural scenery about Bethlehem as well as the physical beauty of Ita people as compared with Its wonderful history. It waa here Jerome, tha father of church history, lived, wrote and died, and bis old grotto homo Is still pointed out to the tourist. It was near here where, by the decree of Herod the Great, the male Infants were alaln in order to reach Christ, and nip his kingdom In the bud, and thus do away with any possi ble rivals to Hrrold's own crown. Hero lived Eonz, the great grandfather of David, and ancestor of Jesus Christ, and here was born David, the aon of Jessie, aweet singer of Israel. Above all, here waa born the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Here the Incar nation appeared among men. Crowning the place of our Lord's birth Is the Church of the Nativity, said to have been built by direction of St. Helena, mother of Con atantlne the Great, and Is the oldest Christian church on earth. Today, in as many separate parts of this church, worship the Latin, Greek and Armenian Christians. Here la pointed out the reputed site of the manger In which Jeaus was born. A silver atar mark the place, and over which ia the inscription, "Here Jesua Christ waa born of the Virgin Mary." Tongue haa no word, earth no symbol and imagination no con ception which will do Justice to one' feel- sheet In the house, so she suggested past ing three pieces together. The boys offered to do that part, and were kept out of mis chief for Ave minutes, during which time I wandered Into the pantry, looking for that nice ball of string In the rlghthand corner of the lefthand lower drawer. "It was a nice ball, made up of every conceivable sort of twine from tinsel cord off candy boxes to light-weight rope, all carefully tied together. I weeded out the stoutest twine and knotted It to the best of my ability. "On my return to the library I found the boys sitting on the seams of the paper so as ta press 'em. Teddy was so delighted with the success of the scheme that he beat a tattoo with hla heels and a bole through the paper. "I aald we'd better let the question of paper go until the box was packed and roped. By this time my wife had laid out all the packages, each one tied with rib bon, and insinuated that it was time that I got down to business. For variety and clumalneaa commend me to that collection of Christmas gifts, and every other one, according to my wife's statement, was breakable. " 'Oh. Theodore, do have a care. That's a paplermache dog for the baby.' Or, 'Oh, that's one of those dear bisque figures.' "It took a five minutes' argument to con vince ber that each breakable object would have to be packed separately In a small box of Its own In cotton batting. Item: Dabs of cotton all over my smoking Jacket. "Juat a I got the package decently bal anced she dived under the table and brought forth a forgotten treasure, a mis erable Jack-in-the-box, which towered three good Inchea above every other gift. It waa no use to balk. She bad picked it up at a bargain at the 16-cent store and to Seattle It had to go. I repacked the whole blooming outfit and roped it. "Then we barked back to the paper prob lem. With best intentions she hsd pasted a patch over the hole left by Teddy's ex uberant heels and the sheet looked like a crasy patch-work quilt. With the first folding of the stuff every (cam ripped. "A timely Inspiration aaved the day, or rather, the evening. Hal remembered that Williams, the stationer across the street, sold big sheets of wrapping paper to the boys to cover their school books with. He started over there, but before he struck the first landing my wife called hlra back. " 'You'd better go yourself, Theodore,' she said. "That Williams got all tangled EDt'CATIOJAL BOTES. Prof. Hill McClelland Bell has Just been Installed head of the college of liberal arts of Drake university. II. I Butterfteld of Lansing. Mich., has been offered the pro.ldency of the Rhode Island agricultural college. General Alexander 8. Webb haa resigned the presidency of the city college at New Tork. HIj auccceaor has not yet been se lected. Dr D. If. Peareons of Chicago haa given $25,000 to Falrmount college. Wichita. Kan., and made a pledge of an additional $2.0O0 provided the college raised $T5.0u0 by De cember. 193. Judge William Albert Keener, for the laat twelve years profeasor in the Columbia university law school and until last year Its dean, haa resigned to devote his time to the practice of corporation law after Janu- . ary l. A New Knglander, who does not wish his i name to be known haa given Oberll'i col I lege 150.000 to form a part of the new ,a ' fund for the endowment and equipment of ' the college. The gift waa unsolicited. Tha same perron gave $a0,O0o to the pevloua fund of a Ilka sum. Prof. Wl'.llam Jamea Rolfe, the well known j educator of Cambridge. Mans., has .lunt celebrated hla 75th birthday. Hla oldest i aon, John Carew Rolfe, baa been at the j head of the Latin department of the I'nl- veralty of Pennsylvania alnce September. I President Bchurman of Cornell university iuiimii that the naw hall of tha liberal aria lo be erected there ba named afu-r ' Goldwln Smith. I'rwlder.t Hchurman calls him "the most llluatrloua exponent of lib eral culture who ever aat in the Cornell faculty." Dr. Frank Wlgglesworih Clarke, pro feaaar of mineral chemietry In the Co'ur.i lln ui,lvrKv, haa teen Invited by lh Philosophical society of Mane holer. Knif land. to deliver the Wilds lecture on tho ateinlo theory on the lHb anniversary of tho propounding of this theory at Man Chester by John Pal tou. --; - '.rTaf .. ..r.V:i':t 4. r . I figs aa ona stands on the spot hallowed by the birth of the Savior of tho world. BUent night, hallowed night. Lend In deep silence aWp; Softly glittered Bright Pethlehem'a atar, Beckoning Iracra eye from afar. Teace forever shall r-ln. Peace forever shall reign.' Among the hills near by shopherda were watching their flocks, when the holy angels bepan to sing and shout over the Savlor'a llrth. What hallowed and thrilling assocla tlona these amidst which to spend Christ maa! But while we have not the manger with us we have what la Infinitely better we have Him who waa born la that manger and the Magnet of the world. Old Herod sought the young Child's life, but still the influence of Hlra who was born in Bethlc hem ia ever increasing among men. The Herodium, or burial place of Herod, Is in full sight of Bethlehem, but the' old king Is gone, and his kingdom also, and there la not a lineal descendant of his on any throne today, and his very name is cast out aa vile, while He whom Herod sought to kill has more power In the world today than ever before. He la now lifting empires off their hlngea. turning the streams of tha centuries Into new channels, creating new eras and governing tha agea. "The Ilocrc of Drrnd." Bethlehem signifies "the house of bread," and how beautifully and forcibly thla haa been verified in the history of events. Through him who was born In Bethlehem the town haa become the house of bread to hungry and starving millions of human beings. Behold our own Christian nation feeding the starving people of Cuba and India! Aa the Scripture Indicate, Beth lehem la not the least of earth's cities, but the greatest of then all, through the ad vent of Jesus ChrlBt. Well might the holy angels sing Of Him who is our glorious King, Who came to earth throutrh line of Shem, And bom In Judea's T?eth!chem. Well might tne great and wise men come From far off lands their eastern home With gold and eplces. each of them. To worship the Child In Bethlehem. Well mlKht the world fall at Hla feet. To pay Him homage of love so sweet. Since angets brought their dlndem And crown Him King at Bethlehem. Greatest Opening of the Season. up about our newspaper bill last month and made mn pay it twice. He doesn't know how to keep accounts and he'll surely cheat a little boy like Hal.' "I pulled on my shoes, slipped on my overcoat over my smoking Jacket and slid across the street. I forgot to take back the 6 cents I gave Hal and had to wait while the stationer chased Into the side door of the saloon next door tor change for a $5 Sill. "Well, finally the bundle was wrapped, tied and addressed and after the young stera had gone to bed the lady of the house checked np the damagea: "A broken evening. "Several outbursts of temper on both sides of the house. "Scraps of twine and paper all over the floor. "A dab of paste on my new leather chair. " 'Theodore,' she said wearily, aa she ran the sweeper over the carpet, 'I'll be real glad when this Christmas excitement is over. It's lovely to pick up bargains snd cute little things, but this final rush la maddening. I believe I'm getting old.' "I took off my bat to the first sentiment and then tried to settle down to my book, but somehow I didn't give a hang whether the hero won out in his next duel or not. The thought uppermost In my mind waa whether that package would reach Seattle In safety, or every one of the seventeen knots in the twine would part company simultaneously." The Junior partner looked thoughtful. Mechanically be leaned over and touched tho messenger call. Then he dashed off a note. "It's a line to Sis," he explained, aa he sealed the envelope and drew a large pack age from the lower drawer of bis desk. "I was up there to dinner yesterday and she suggested that I come back tonight with the presents I Intended Bending down home. We were to pack the box together. I thought It was a great scheme, but I guess she'd find me no end of a duffer at such work. I'll Just send up my stuff with a dollar for express cbsrges and let her do the rest." When the messenger had departed the Junior reached for hla hat. "Come on, old ir.an," he aald feelingly and gratefully; "we'll lunch at McKeanw today, and It's on me. When I think of the er fate you've saved me from, I feel that you have several banquets coming." RELIGIOUS. Cardinal Svampe, the archbishop of Bo logna, Italy, haa forbidden the priests in his dtoceoe to use blcyclea. Aa there haa long been a Union church In Shanghai, arrangements have recently been made for the organisation of a similar church In Pekln. Rev. Thomaa H. Lewis has the rare dis tinction of being preelden of two colle-B nt one time, the Wewtern Maryland and the Adrian of Adrian, Mich. Rev. Charlea Inglls of Ixndon, Kngland, la conducting revival services In Baltimore. He haa held similar services In nearly every part of the world. Ir. Lyman Abbott, who haa been living at Cornwall. N. Y.. haa rertfd a property on Thlrtv-elrhth atreet. New York City, where he will shortly take up his residence. There la a movement now on foot to se cure from concrete legislation to clasetfy army chaplains In two ranks, the seniors to rank aa majors and the Juniors as cap tains. Rev. Dr. J. P. Ingraham of St. Lraila Is the oldest minister In point of service In that city, having service in the pulpit over fifty years. He waa a chaplain In the civil wer. It Is rumored that Archbishop Farley h-s recommended the annolntin.nt of Monslg pnr Mooney, the neeeent vicar general of New York, as auxiliary bishop of the dlo cene. The Gordon Memorial college, established Khartum through the eff"r of 'ord Klteheprr after hi. conouest of the follow ers of the mehdlst. vto secured for It an dowment fund of $6on.000. waa opened on Nnvmr-er S. FIHah of the Holv Ghost and fs. haa trav e'd more n'le. In foreign landa than any o'her man In the I'nlted 8tate last ye.r. He ha twt'-e been to Jerusalem from the "-". i riiuiiii uu wrK, nit. inurn int Orient from end in erd and covered In dolrg n. shout l.ono ml... He has hap. , Uied 2,00 converts up to tue prcse&l Uiua. FURNITURE 3 pieces that are us RUGS Oriental rug at all Parlor Cabinets make appropriate gifts. 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Egyptian Work Odd, attractive pieces at KM A Bfl and .WV Candle Sticks In old brass and wrought iron at )C, 75c, 0c. $1.00 and up 5.75 Vases From the far off Finland, something new and very choice at R flfl $1.75 up to c.JVr Steins- German made steins in abnudanca at 40C, aoc, )o, $1.60 and up Austrian Ware Pretty ornamental and ui 1.25 ful pieces at 75c $1.00 Cloisonne Our own Importation, aome exquisite pieces at $126. $150. $3.00, $$.50. $S. 00 and up. One large special lot on apeclal aale to close out at one-third Off. Bronze Figures Wa have a Ursa stock of real bronie figure, ana or namanta. also poltarv ne ural aod baati at Tto, Si, I1.C4. 11.00 an oa to $35.00 Pitchers aKnuona.m?!..?.,!..'.?!?:.$20.00 Swedish Pottery Choice pieces at $2.25 up g QQ Royal Vienna Vases and ornaments, 75c, M:."?. 5.00 Metal ink Stands And aah trays new and novel, JOo, 35c, 60c, 75c, $1.00 and up 6 00 Wrought Iron 25.00 NOTICE Our mechanical window la tha most Interesting attraction In the city. Do not fall to see it In oper ation. t c ir-:a r beautifully illustrated booklet descriptive of California, Interesting, instructive, practical sent free on request. LLJ 8. HIRBCM St WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS. the year we gather together showing, hundreds of novol from in all sizes rug to the fine silk Turkish Rockers The largest showing and best values we have ever offered in full Turkish genuine leather rockers and chalra; M patterns. We start them at $1.50 and grade them gradually T ft ft up In prtoe to AkM3 Bookcases (0 patterns, embracing all sizes, a slgna; aome with the lattice work doors, others with the genuine leaded glass doors. Borne are the low dwarf eaaea, others medium height. 1'rettr ones in Blrdsey maple, weathered oak and golden oak and mahogany mahogany and a vat range t( of prices from $3.00 up to.. llVr.W Morris Chairs The most popular mod erate priced gentleman's chair and the most comfort able chair for the $euo price. Special holiday show In all wooda and finishes from and all in between 55.00 prices up to Parlor Chairs and Rockers Wa have made apeclal efforts thla season to show our parlor pieces and have gathered a superior collection of odd parlor chalra in mahogany, oak and gold finished, upholstered and In wood seat. Pretty odd parlor chalra and rockers, commencing at $185 and at almost any In between price up as high as you wish to go. Ladies' Desks In golden oak. blrdaeye maple, ma hogany, also weathered or Flemish oak, $4.75, $5.60 and on up to $100.00. Some exqulelte pieces In house desks, large roomy and handaome. Library Tables $60 and at aU In bo- OAft flfl tween prices up to -SVU.UU Open Evenings Until Christmas r u Cutj - -J CONNOISSEURS PREFER IT Quaker BDaid Rye is preferred to all other brands by those who know (rood Whiskey when they taste it. For Eanog, Hot Punches, tilth BmlU, or for aay other purpose requiring an absolutely PURE WHISKEY it is unequalled. Carefully distilled and thor oughly aged, bottled and sealed under the most rigid sanitary conditions, it is the auosf ptrftct Whiskey made. For sale at all the leading bars, cafes and drug stores. COMPANY, KANSAS CITY, MO.